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Shake it, If you got it !!
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Shake it, If you got it !!
Shake it, If you got it !!
Baby Canada Goose Gosling shaking the water off of him/her self. Sadly this entire brood of chicks has fallen to predation, likely from snapping Turtles...
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Susan Weisensel
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    So very cute Derek, outstanding detail. So sorry they did not make it.

5/19/2008 6:01:29 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Oh my, great capture, Derek.

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5/19/2008 6:07:34 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Oh my goodness Derek!!! What an adorable, precious capture!!!! I squeal with delight over such a capture and then my heart breaks at how cruel mother nature can be! I am glad you got this shot! It really is terrific.

5/19/2008 6:28:50 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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aww ... what an adorable little one!! shame to hear that this cutie didn't make it :( beautifully captured!! lovely clarity!!

5/19/2008 7:26:08 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Another stunning shot - can see this a winner! Love it

5/19/2008 7:47:19 AM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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HOW SAD !! SORRY TO HEAR THEY DID NOT MAKE IT !! BEAUTIFUL IMAGE !! BILLY

5/19/2008 8:02:36 AM

 
Chua Wee Boo
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How terrific this shot is,Derek!A winner to me!

5/19/2008 8:04:21 AM

 
cheryl m. phillips
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Ohhhh.....
Poor things.
This is really cute! Glad that you were able to get these shots though!
~cheryl

5/19/2008 8:20:04 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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So adorable yet so sad! Beautiful image of this cute little one. Mother nature can be cruel. Glad you were able to get the shot.

5/19/2008 8:28:03 AM

 
Martie Last
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What a great moment in time! I love the way the water is dancing off that little body.

5/19/2008 9:27:56 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Derek - This is such a neat shot!! Love the details and colors! Sometimes I wish there were a few more predators in the pond near me as the geese become overly abundant and cause other problems. A balance would be nice. - Mike

5/19/2008 7:33:39 PM

 
Jim Huffield
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Derek your photography is awesome, keep up the good work. Jim

5/19/2008 8:21:47 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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An amazing capture and clarity Derek!!Id hope we see this again!!
Brett

5/20/2008 2:01:49 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment!!

5/21/2008 10:38:30 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Oh my gosh is this fantastic!!!! I love everything about it. I hope you entered this image in one of the contests. winner!!

5/22/2008 7:03:32 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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LOL!!!
How did I miss this one?
SUPER CUTE- Love your pov and the setting. :)

5/23/2008 1:26:34 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Gorgeous capture!!!

Love it!!!

5/23/2008 10:21:39 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Perfect timing, Derek! I love how you captured the trail of water drops with your fast shutter speed.

5/23/2008 10:23:03 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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Adorable image! Great timing, Derek!

5/23/2008 12:18:28 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture Derek.... Nature is tough and it hurts to see that the little ones have disappeared. Your photography really has given this baby a life through your work and we all benefit from your talent!! Jeff

5/23/2008 5:32:48 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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AWWWW I LUV HIM/HER!! Actually I "LOVE" all your animals. Your web site name is also adorable.
BLESSINGS Kathy

5/24/2008 6:25:34 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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Fun shot Derek.

6/10/2008 7:44:28 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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BIG CONGRATS!!!!!:)

6/19/2008 9:17:41 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Derek congratulations on your fabulous finalist. This is so..... cute.

6/19/2008 9:48:06 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Superb finalist!!!!

6/19/2008 9:49:31 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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So happy to see this one again, Derek! Big congrats on your finalist ! :)

6/19/2008 10:08:54 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Derek!

6/19/2008 10:32:51 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Derek!!

6/19/2008 10:56:48 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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So happy to see this as a finalist! Congratulations Derek!!!

6/19/2008 11:36:31 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE, So sad of a story!

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round!

6/19/2008 11:56:29 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Derek!

6/19/2008 12:59:19 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Derek - Congratulations on your shakin' finalist! - Mike

6/19/2008 2:37:41 PM

 
Sandy Hawkins
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Derek,

Congrats on this darling finalist!

Sandy :-)

6/19/2008 4:37:43 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Adorable! Congrats on your great finalist, Derek!

6/19/2008 5:02:00 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Derek!

6/19/2008 5:12:10 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congartulations a great finalist - the little fella lives on despite the turtles! Good luck

6/19/2008 5:26:45 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations Derek!

6/19/2008 6:28:04 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Derek!!

6/19/2008 7:00:12 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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OMG, this is sooo cute! Congratulations on an awesome finalist, Derek! Sorry to hear none of the babies survived.

6/19/2008 8:23:15 PM

 
Sharon 
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Congratulations on your amazing finalist.

6/20/2008 1:01:51 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations Derek well deserved!!Brett

6/20/2008 1:29:30 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations on this wonderful FINALIST Derek! Next step: Winners' Circle! Michelle

6/20/2008 2:07:25 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Derek on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff

6/20/2008 5:33:58 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally gorgeous Derek!!!! A big CONGRATS on your Finalist!

6/20/2008 6:09:58 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this great finalist!

6/20/2008 10:09:00 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Awesome win, Derek. Jim

6/20/2008 12:15:07 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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A huge congratulations on your well-deserved WIN Derek!

6/20/2008 12:30:03 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Big congrats, Derek, on your winning image!!! Yay! :)

6/20/2008 12:33:53 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

6/20/2008 12:40:23 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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CONGRATS!!!:)

6/20/2008 12:48:55 PM

 
Amber Blewett
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congrats on this well deserved win!

6/20/2008 12:53:35 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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So cute!! Wonderful capture. Congrats on your win. :-)

6/20/2008 1:02:31 PM

 
Sharon 
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WTG, Derek. Congratulations on your Second Place win... did I hear beer this weekend ???? LOL Have a great time celebrating and have one for me.

6/20/2008 1:19:43 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Congrats on your very deserving win, Derek!

6/20/2008 1:37:20 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Derek - WTG there buddy!!! - Mike

6/20/2008 1:39:52 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Derek!

6/20/2008 2:52:02 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
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"The May Winners"

6/20/2008 7:54:36 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Derek, for your excellent winner.

6/21/2008 12:57:58 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and continued support here at BP!!!

6/21/2008 2:11:36 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Derek, I'm thrilled to see this fantastic photo as a winner! Really big congratulations!
Michelle

6/21/2008 2:52:13 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG!

6/21/2008 2:57:05 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Derek on your well deserved Win! Jeff

6/21/2008 3:47:22 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations Derek on your winning image! Michael

6/21/2008 5:48:56 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Derek! A most well-deserved win!

6/21/2008 11:06:10 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congrats Derek on your beautiful win!

6/21/2008 2:42:55 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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DEREK! This is so exciting!!! So happy for you friend! -Laura Swan

6/21/2008 9:55:04 PM

 
Martie Last
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Congratulations on this well-deserved award! I knew this was a winner! Way to go, Derek!

6/22/2008 6:40:30 AM

 
Gary Lange
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SUPERB timing and outstanding comp on this winner, Derek!! Many congrats!!

6/23/2008 7:54:52 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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How perfect, Derek! Congratulations on your great winner. So sad to hear of the snappers. I think that is the reason why baby ducks don't stay long in our pond, although I like to think momma duck takes them down into the swamp for safe keeping!

6/25/2008 5:33:23 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, CONGRATULATIONS! This is absolutely fabulous, Derek!

6/29/2008 11:05:15 AM

 
Roger Fry
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Must get a 40D and a 500mm lens ! Fantastic !

7/2/2008 1:57:55 AM

 
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Congratulations!

7/2/2008 3:27:17 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Derek on your Win.


Dominick

7/6/2008 4:07:21 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Congratulations on such an awesome capture!!

7/7/2008 9:51:47 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Fantastic capture, the details are just amazing, CONGRATS!!!

7/19/2008 10:55:40 AM

 
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AWWWW this is just so cute! Great capture of the gosling shaking off the water. Sorry the little fellows didn't survive. Congratulations on your win. Love it. Missy

8/13/2008 8:30:32 PM

 
Madison Dafoe
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awwww hes so cute:)i could not get a picture like that

1/1/2009 1:37:59 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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Wonder capture....I can hardly wait for this years new crop of babies. I just love it.

3/27/2011 6:57:04 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Lol! I love your title Derek! Really cute! I just saw this image scrolling on the BP winners circle!

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On You Big GOLD WIN!!!

-Laura :)

4/28/2011 12:20:15 AM

 
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